Management Consulting Today and Tomorrow

Author: Larry E. Greiner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135965315
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides a thorough examination of a variety of specialties within the broad range of management consulting. A book of such scope and depth could only be written by a large number of experts, each from one of the many specialties related to management consulting. Together, all 27 contributors take the reader through an industry that is currently undergoing significant change. While covering all the major practice areas of consulting, the book also offers new insights into change processes and addresses compelling management issues now facing consulting firms.

Exploring the Professional Identity of Management Consultants

Author: Anthony F. Buono
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623961734
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The volume is based on the presentations and discussions from the Fifth European Conference on Management Consulting sponsored by the Management Consulting Division of the Academy of Management, which took place June, 2011 at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The conference theme – Exploring the Professional Identity of Management Consultants – attempted to capture the highly ambiguous social status of this young and emerging profession. Management consulting does not have professional standards or accreditation criteria like those found in medicine or law, there are low barriers to entry, and a broad range of tasks are undertaken in the name of consulting. As a result, a crucial aspect of what constitutes such a loosely defined profession is the identity of its members. The professional identity of management consultants is continuously developing through the interplay of how consultants are seen and valued by clients as well as in the larger society, and how consultancy firms and consultants identify and position themselves. This theme includes a variety of topics, ranging from the interaction between consultants and their clients, consultant rhetoric and selfpresentation, and the plethora of books, media and public discourse on consulting, to human resource policies and practices, knowledge development activities of consultancy firms, career and life stories of consultants and consultancies, and consulting associations, accreditation bodies, and education programs. All of these factors contribute, either directly or indirectly, to identity construction in the field of management consulting.

90 Days to Success in Consulting

Author: William McKnight
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435455665
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Interested in entering the consulting business? Already have a consulting practice but want to take its profits to the next level? 90 Days to Success in Consulting provides an action plan for success in the ultra-competitive consulting industry. The book

42 Rules of Product Marketing

Author: Phil Burton
Publisher: Happy About
ISBN: 1607730812
Format: PDF, ePub
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Annotation A collection of product marketing wisdom and insights from 42 experts from around the world exposes readers to the experience and knowledge of a group of the world's leading product marketing experts with a range of perspectives in both consumer and business markets.

Innovation in Beratungsunternehmen

Author: Tilo Polster
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3834941190
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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​Innovationen dienen Unternehmen häufig als Grundlage für den Aufbau und die Erhaltung komparativer Wettbewerbsvorteile. Tilo Polster widmet sich vor diesem Hintergrund dem speziellen Fall der Beratungsbranche und analysiert dabei die Bedeutung sowie die Möglichkeiten eines beratungsspezifischen Innovationsmanagements. Der Autor entwickelt ein umfassendes Innovationsverständnis für Beratungsunternehmen, identifiziert zentrale Innovationsfaktoren und verdichtet diese zu Kernaufgaben eines beratungsspezifischen Innovationsmanagements.

First Among Equals

Author: Patrick J. McKenna
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471108694
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Managing people when you're not their boss is a challenge, particularly in professional service firms where, increasingly, top professionals are being tapped to lead their peers. Now Patrick McKenna and David Maister provide a 'play book' for professionals trying to be both a team member and coach. In industies ranging from banking and insurance to law and engineering, as well as in research labs and software companies, management responsibility is increasingly delegated - ususally without guidance - to those who head up smaller teams of professionals. FIRST AMONG EQUALS speaks directly to those who have gone from focusing on their own performance to being a group manager in charge of leading others. From understanding the group leader role to setting terms of reference and effectively dealing with talented prima donnas, McKenna and Maister present a thorough introduction to managing and orchestrating talent.

Power and Organization Development

Author: Larry E. Greiner
Publisher: Ft Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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A member of the AWL OD Series! Power and Organization Development argues that OD and power can and should be reconciled and integrated in the implementation of change. This book provides the reader with a solid grounding in the role of power and politics in organizations, with a specific focus on how managers use power bases and strategies to get things done, as well as provides the reader with strategies and intervention techniques for bringing about change in an organization.

Con Tricks

Author: Martin Ashford
Publisher: Simon & Schuster International
ISBN: 9780743203418
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Many companies rely on consultants to maximize their performance. This is the first book to teach businesses how to manage their consultants and get the most for their money. For most businesses, choosing and working with a consulting firm is a leap of faith. In Con Tricks, industry insider Martin Ashford presents a clear and concise manager's guidebook to the inner workings of consultancy, exposing the tricks of the trade and outlining key steps to getting the most value.

The Consultant s Quick Start Guide

Author: Elaine Biech
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470450525
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Consultant's Quick Start Guide offers a practical approach to setting up a consulting business. Throughout the guide, Elaine Biech--author of the best-selling The Business of Consulting--shares both her own secrets as well as those of numerous other successful consultants. With a focus on the business side of consulting, Biech takes you through a painless, fill-in-the-blanks, step-by-step process for setting up your consulting firm. New sections include: Why A Consulting Career—Five Reasons Why You May Be a Good Investment How Much Will Clients Pay? Your first "To Do" List What to call your business Creating and writing Business Plans Office Location Options Setting up your office, including Furnishing Your Office and planning your Technical Needs Electronic Records, including Monthly Expense Records, Revenue Projections, and Invoicing Staying Organized, including a Session Planner Determining your market niche Creating your marketing plan Developing your website Reviewing your first year with your family Electronic resource list, available online Skills And Knowledge Required of Consultants